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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Management of Bipolar Disorder (BD) (2023)

Image of the cover of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline Management of Bipolar DisorderThe guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Bipolar Disorder (BD) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence-based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with bipolar disorder.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG

The guideline is formatted as 4 algorithms and 45 evidence based recommendations:

Module A: - Diagnosis and Triage
Module B: - Specialty Care
Module C: - Management of Mania/Hypomania
Module D: - Management of Acute Bipolar Depression

Questions about the Bipolar Disorder Guideline

Retired CPG's can be found on our archive page